If you watch enough movies in the same genre, soon you’ll start noticing how many of them use the same storytelling conventions. Horror movies, and zombie movies in particular, are full of recurring tropes that are familiar to longtime fans. Zack Snyder’s 2021 zombie heist flick “Army of the Dead” is no different.
Set six years after a zombie outbreak has rendered Las Vegas uninhabitable, “Army of the Dead” follows a group of mercenaries and their leader Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), who are hired to infiltrate a zombie-ridden casino and recover $200 million. But — as often happens in movies like this — one member of the group has an ulterior motive that drives him to betray the others.
If you’ve seen enough horror movies, you’ve seen a twist like this before, but there’s one big clue early on in the movie that suggests where the story is headed. In fact, it’s right there in the title itself.